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- Subject: Re: Lua ActionScript Alchemy
- From: "Robert G. Jakabosky" <bobby@...>
- Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 17:56:05 -0800
On Wednesday 03, Alexander Gladysh wrote:
> > Alchemy uses LLVM to compile C/C++ to ActionScript. I didn't know that
> > there was a lua-llvm that might help compile to fash bytecode. I'd
> > considered that as a path for other languages after seeing what PyPy is
> > doing (there a pypy sub-project that compiles python to Flash and the
> > pypy toolchain uses LLVM too).
> My apologies, the project is called llvm-lua and is located here:
> It is fairly recent though, so, I guess it would take some time to
> mature (but I have not looked closely).
llvm-lua supports all the features of standard Lua VM. If something is broken
or missing let me know and I will fix it.
If Alchemy can take LLVM-IR(bitcode or .ll files) directly then it would be
possible to static compile Lua scripts + Lua VM core into standalone LLVM
bitcode file using llmv-lua and then compile that into ActionScript. This
would help improve the performance of the Lua scripts.
llvm-lua is not just a JIT it can static compile Lua script into a standalone
binary that doesn't include the large LLVM libraries.
Robert G. Jakabosky